Mohope lead mines (West Allen)
These are the remains of a small lead mine standing on the banks of the River West Allen. It was active between the 1820s and 1850s. The visible remains are well preserved and include an adit, a lodging shop and a spoil heap. The arched stone entrance of the adit is visible on the western edge of the monument. It still acts as a drainage tunnel and the stream which comes from it crosses the monument in a narrow stone channel. The stone house may once have been used as a blacksmith's house. A set of extremely well-preserved bouse teams can also be seen. The structures are Grade II Listed Buildings protected by law and the site is a Scheduled Monument.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)|
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
|Event(s):||TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Mohopehead Lead Mine and Ore Works, Ninebanks, Northumberland: Archaeological Survey and Building Recording 2012; Wardell Armstrong|
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Mohopehead Lead Mine and Ore Works, Ninebanks, Northumberland: Archaeological Survey and Building Recording 2012; Wardell Armstrong
Source of Reference
Local History of West Allen
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